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XDD Acquires QDiscovery

Bob Polus, XDD President and CEO states, “As we continue to explore, expand and scale business operations within key markets nationwide, merging forces with QDiscovery further strengthens our presence in the Midwest and on the east coast.  Congruent with XDD’s culture, the QDiscovery team thrives on providing exemplary client service, making it a natural fit for our company as we continue to scale our eDiscovery, forensics and managed review services.  We look forward to enhancing our company together.”

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Text IQ Raises $12.6M Series A to Advance AI Platform for Identifying Sensitive Information

Text IQ has developed a suite of AI solutions to help enterprises find sensitive information in near real-time, greatly improving upon traditional manual processes. Text IQ’s AI solutions identify sensitive information at 10 times the speed and 4 times less cost than traditional methods – along with reducing the risk of missing sensitive information by over 50%.

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Elevate Secures $25 Million Investment from Kayne Partners

“Elevate now provides services to over one hundred Global 1000 corporations and over twenty global law firms,” says Brown. “This reflects the accelerating trend for law departments, law firms, and law companies to work together to more efficiently meet the growing legal demands in the business world. Our AI-powered enterprise legal management software platform supports process transformation for some of the most innovative global companies and law firms in the world.”

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IGP (Israel Growth Partners) Together With Its Major LPs Invest $110M in Cellebrite

“As we continue our growth journey in the Digital Intelligence market, we identified the need to add a strategic partner that will support our long-term vision and our commitment to our customers,” commented Yossi Carmil, Global Co-CEO of Cellebrite. “We are pleased to announce that after careful consideration through a rigorous process we were able to successfully structure a long-term partnership with IGP.”

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AI Startup Infinnium Attracts Major Seed Investment

“Globally organizations are facing exponential data growth, combined with increasing complexity in security and data privacy. Organizations are not well equipped to derive the financial benefits available from effective information governance, and they continue to face expensive penalties and loss of financial value as long as the IG technology gap exists,” says Bhargav Kotadia, managing director, Sahajanand Group. “We have invested in Infinnium with a long-term outlook. We believe that Infinnium has the strategic vision and groundbreaking AI solutions to lead the coming transformation in information governance and data privacy.”

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Time For Outsourcing? A Look At BPO That Might Inform LPO

The main opportunity to push for greater innovation and to draw on specialist capabilities obviously comes at contract time, and there is good news here. To keep up with rapidly changing technology requirements, corporate buyers have been trimming the sourcing cycle. The average contract length for IT and BPO deals shrunk from 4.8 years in 2007 to 4.3 years in 2017, according to IDC, and we expect it will settle at slightly more than 4 years.

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Spire Capital Announces Exit of Portfolio Company, Lighthouse Global

Spire Capital today announced that it has closed on the sale of Lighthouse Global, a leading technology-enabled eDiscovery and advisory services business. Financial terms were not disclosed. Macquarie Group acted as exclusive financial advisor to Spire Capital and Lighthouse. Dentons served as legal counsel to Spire Capital and Lighthouse.

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Morae Global Acquires Phoenix Business Solutions

Morae Global Corporation today announced that it has acquired professional services information management specialist Phoenix Business Solutions. The deal strengthens Morae Global’s strategic direction and capabilities around artificial intelligence and cloud-based technology and reinforces client and industry requirements to work with a more robust and trusted legal services partnership.

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Lightyear Capital Announces Investment in Lighthouse

Lightyear Capital LLC, a New York-based private equity firm focused on financial services, announced today that investment funds affiliated with Lightyear have acquired a controlling stake in Lighthouse, a leader in technology-enabled eDiscovery, compliance and information governance.

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Investing in Innovation: The Life Cycle of Corporate Venture Capital

Recent decades have witnessed non-financial firms’ forays into venture capital by creating Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) divisions. CVCs differ from traditional VCs that are seeking pure financial returns. Instead, CVCs are in general strategic corporate divisions for incumbent firms to respond to negative innovation shocks, and CVCs help those firms to expose themselves to new technologies in order to fix their weaknesses and regain their innovation edge. These findings have implications for understanding entrepreneurial financing and corporate innovation policies.